Tale Of Genji The Sakuteiki
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nature (Kuitert 47). The Sakuteiki is an obvious attempt to create idealized depictions of natural scenes in one’s home, but this hypothesis begs the question of whether or not the poems in the Konkinshu were based off of observations of nature or fabricated based off of the authors’ imagination. This leads to a chicken and the egg conundrum: which came first, the poems or the meisho?